Video: Codec Comparison: VP6, H.264, and Windows Media
Event: Streaming Media East 2008 Conference & Exhibition
Presenter: Jan Ozer, Principal, Doceo Publishing
Choosing the right codec involves lots of factors, including quality, player install base, costs, and server-related features. This session will compare the video quality of the big three codecs: VP6, H.264, and Windows Media. It will also include a comparison of the primary H.264 codecs including Apple, Sorenson, Main Concept, and Dicas. The session will present attendees with the latest published penetration figures for the H.264-compatible Flash 9 player and Microsoft's Silverlight player and provide usage statistics among major broadcasters and corporations. Attendees will also learn how to compare relevant server-and player-related features, as well as costs associated with adapting and using each platform.